Healthy Cooking 101
How to Cut Spaghetti Squash and Cook in the Microwave
Slicing open and cooking the hard-skinned spaghetti squash is as easy as can be with this method! EatingWell's Jessie Price shows a simple technique to cut open and prepare spaghetti squash, a delicious alternative to pasta. Throw it all in the microwave to cook, and voilà: an instantly delicious start to dinner.
How to Cook: 2 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower is a healthy vegetable that’s low in carbs and high in nutrients. Want to learn how to cook cauliflower? Try replacing potatoes with cauliflower in recipes like mashed cauliflower or you can bake cauliflower in the oven to make roasted
potatoes in some recipes. Start with 8 cups cauliflower florets and 4 cloves garlic , and steam them over boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes. Combine the cooked cauliflower and garlic with 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk,
How to Make Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells & Bowls
See how to make homemade tortilla chips, taco shells and taco bowls in an oven. This homemade tortilla chips recipe, taco shell recipe and taco bowls for a taco salad recipe are healthier than packaged versions, with less fat and calories.
You can make healthier taco shells, taco bowls and tortilla chips using your oven. First up: taco shells. Warm 6 tortillas at a time in the microwave by wrapping them in a barely
you have 2 muffin tins, make all 8 at once. And finally: tortilla chips . Lightly brush 1 side of 4 corn tortillas with about 1/4 teaspoon canola oil each and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Stack the tortillas and cut into 8 wedges. Arrange on a lightly oiled baking sheet . Bake at 400˚F until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Find these recipes and more healthy recipes on eatingwell.com.
Healthy Cooking: How to Bake Pie Crust
Learn how to bake a healthy pie crust with two substitutions. To make pie crust healthy, use whole-wheat pastry flour for more fiber and replace some butter with sour cream and canola oil to reduce saturated fat. This easy homemade pie crust is the
cold butter into small pieces and quickly rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces are small but still visible. Then add 3 tablespoons canola oil and 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream and toss. The sour cream and oil replace half the butter to reduce the amount of saturated fat by two thirds. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons ice water over the mixture and toss with a fork until evenly moist. Knead the dough
How to Roast Brussels Sprouts
Learn how to make roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta from this cooking video. Roasting vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, makes them sweeter. This healthy Brussels sprouts recipe makes a healthy side dish for dinner or a holiday.
Roasting Brussels sprouts turns bitter flavors into sweet sensations as they caramelize, like in this quick dish of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage. Combine 2 pounds halved Brussels sprouts with a sliced leek, 1/2 cup chopped pancetta, 2 tablespoons chopped sage, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large roasting pan. Roast in a 450°F oven until tender, about 20 minutes.
How to Make a Cake Healthy
Learn how to make a perfect yellow sheet cake for celebrations and birthday cakes. Get baking tips to make a healthy homemade cake recipe, including simple swaps to reduce fat and calories, and get a healthy cream cheese icing recipe and cake decorating
using all butter, we're using vegetable oil to reduce the amount of saturated fat in this cake. All right, separate bowl: I'm going to combine all my dry ingredients here. So I have whole-wheat pastry flour, cake flour, baking soda and salt. We like to use whole-wheat pastry flour instead of white all-purpose flour to add fiber, and we use the cake flour because it helps keep the cake tender. In a measuring cup, I'm going to combine buttermilk, lemon zest , lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Now, with the mixer on low speed, I'm going to add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, alternating with the buttermilk mixture a little bit at a time. So dry ingredients , buttermilk mixture, beat. Keep on doing that until the ingredients are incorporated in order to keep that cake light and fluffy. Then I'll spread the batter into a prepared pan and bake it at 350 degrees for 28 to 34 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. All right, while your cake is in the oven, we're going to make Cream Cheese Frosting . Now, I have reduced-fat cream cheese here. I'm adding in confectioners' sugar, yogurt and vanilla, and beat that all together until it's smooth. By using reduced-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt instead of butter, we cut the calories and fat to a quarter of what you get from traditional cream cheese frosting . After the cake is out and it's cooled, you spread the frosting over the sides and the top. Using raspberries and blueberries, I'm going to make flowers over the top of the cake, pretty arrangement. Then, I'm going to place strawberry slices all around the edges of the cake, with the pointed ends up. Now, by making our healthier yellow cake and cream cheese frosting , and eating just a little bit of a smaller portion, you save more than 100 calories and 10 grams of fat. For
How to Juice: 2 Recipes With & Without a Juicer
See how to juice vegetables and fruit, with a juicer and without a juicer (by juicing in a blender), to add more produce to your diet. Get two healthy juice recipes to make a green juice recipe and a fresh fruit and vegetable juice recipe.
I get a juice packed with vitamin K, which is important for healthy bones . Plus, this juice is really delicious! It has an herby flavor from the parsley and it's sweet and a little bit tart and refreshing. Next up is blueberry cabbage juice. And I'm going to make this one in a blender instead of using a juicer. So I start by coarsely chopping up any of my bulky ingredients, like here it's the cabbage, cucumber and apple. I place half those ingredients plus half of
Healthy Cooking: How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
EatingWell's Jessie Price shares healthy cooking tips for how to cook sweet potatoes two ways: how to pan-steam sweet potatoes and how to roast sweet potatoes. These are two of the easiest, fastest and healthy recipes to cook sweet potatoes.
going to cook them today is pan-steaming. So I take my clean sweet potatoes and chop them into 1-inch chunks. Put those into a skillet, pour a little bit of broth in and add a little bit of honey and thyme. Put the top on and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, until they are almost tender. At that point, remove the lid and let that liquid cook down over high heat for about 2 more minutes and it's going to reduce and it's just going to glaze those sweet potatoes . It will be delicious. The second wayâthis is something that every cook should have in their arsenalâit's roasting sweet potatoes . This is a basic. So you take your sweet potatoes . You cut them in half lengthwise, then cut those into 1/2-inch wedges, spread them out on a baking sheet . Toss those with a little bit of olive oil and salt. Then you put them into a hot 500-degree oven and you roast them for about 25 to 30 minutes, until they're tender. Turn them once about halfway through. That's it. You've just gotten two ways to cook sweet potatoes . And the good news is, these guys are loaded with beta carotene. That's going to help keep your eyes healthy. Plus they have more fiber than white potatoes. Now, final tip: make sure you eat those skins, because that's where a lot of the nutrients are. For more healthy veggie cooking tips like this, come to eatingwell.com.
Tricks to Make Healthy Fluffy Pancakes
Want to know the secret for how to make pancakes that are healthy and fluffy? In this video our editors will show you the tricks to making pancakes that are perfect, including when to flip.
need just a few ingredients, two bowls and a whisk. After combining dry ingredients and liquid ingredients separately, make a well in the center of the dry mix and fold in the liquids. Don't over-mix or your pancakes will be tough. Next, give the batter a rest, for about 10 to 15 minutes. In this important step, bubbles start to form, making the final cakes light and fluffy. Wait to flip until you see bubbles on the surface of the batter, and resist the urge to pat them with your spatula to help keep them nice and fluffy. For our Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes recipe, go to eatingwell.com.
How to Cut a Pineapple
Wondering how to cut a pineapple? In this video our food experts will show you the easiest way to cut a pineapple, slice and core a pineapple so you can have fresh pineapple to use in all your healthy pineapple recipes.
stable base. Stand the pineapple upright to remove the skin. Using a paring knife , carefully remove any remaining eyes. Finally, you want to get rid of the woody core at the center. To do that, slice